It's come to this: The Girl Scouts have been taken over. These sweet little do-gooders have been tricked by marketing. These girls in green, who are known for being honest and good, have succumbed to the anti-High Fructose Corn Syrup marketing scam.
That, or the sweet little girls need a "No High Fructose Corn Syrup" Badge...the one with the letters HFCS crossed out with a big red circle and a diagonal line.
Either way, Holly Spangler wrote a great blog about it, and while I believe we all have to choose our own opinions in what we feed our children or ourselves, consider this: Will the High Fructose Corn Syrup in the Thin Mints or Tagalongs cause you to not be able to button your jeans at the end of the day or promote the spread of adult-onset diabetes, or is it the simple fact that once again, we're searching for a reason that we are getting fatter, that doesn't lie deep within us...or at the bottom of the trash, covered by other trash, as to conceal the evidence of gluttony.
I'm not advocating for diving into a fresh batch of High Fructose Corn Syrup, nor am I knocking the deliciousness that is a Girl Scout Cookie, but as Holly points out, there's some misinformation here. As a wife of a corn producer, High Fructose Corn Syrup seems to be the target lately, and although I do believe many people are eating too much of it, as well as other processed foods, it is my contention that all sugars should be created and discriminated against equally (if you have an allergy or health concern, please disregard my rant). The Girl Scout Cookie debate is, unfortunately, one of many where High Fructose Corn Syrup is put on the hot seat. I suppose there always has to be an evil to our delight.
I just wish they wouldn't have attacked Thin Mints...